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A Day of Celebration Through Creative Renewal

This day will begin with the option of a meditation circle led by Vimala Bhikkuni or Gentle Yoga session with Donna Mosca.

The remainder of the morning and the afternoon will offer a choice of Contemplative Art Workshops:

Poetry as Prayer—Rhonda Miska

Mandalas & Malas—Pat Shutts and Missy


Chinese Brush Painting—Steve Rys

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Cost of $60 includes $15 non-refundable deposit, mid-day meal, and art supplies. Please include first and second choice of workshop at the time of registration in “special needs” section.

This is part of Awakening: A Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation Conference
Mindfulness, prayer, and meditation are ways that we can engage deeply in the realities of our world and in our hearts. Join us to reflect on and experience mindfulness, prayer, and meditation from multiple spiritual traditions. Learn about the difference these spiritual practices can make in your life. Choose the entire conference or any combination of days.

Other options
Friday, March 5, 2021; An Introduction to Mindful Living
Satuday, March 6, 2021, 9:00am - 4:00pm; Mindfulness, Prayer, and Meditation Across Religious Tradition
Saturday Evening, March 6, 2021; Mindful Eating and Reflection

Friday-Saturday Option: Cost of $135 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, Friday evening program, overnight accommodations on Friday night, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday day program.

Weekend Option (Saturday and Sunday Only): Cost of $205 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, Saturday day and evening programs, overnight accommodations on Saturday night, Sunday day program, and all meals from Saturday’s mid-day meal until Sunday’s mid-day meal.

Full Conference Option:  Cost of $280 includes $55 non-refundable deposit, entire conference, overnight accommodations on Friday and Saturday nights, all meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday mid-day, and art supplies.

Vimala Bhikkhuni has studied  the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism and was ordained as a nun in 2007. Since then, she has been the only female monk at Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple in Woodstock, Illinois.

Donna Mosca owns and teaches at Peace Tree Yoga in Burlington, Wisconsin. She is also an adjunct faculty member in Exercise and Sport Science at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Donna brings elements of mindfulness meditation to her yoga teachings.

Rhonda Miska is a writer, published poet, minister, and spiritual director. Rhonda is deeply rooted in the Dominican charism of preaching. She hold an MA in Pastoral Ministry from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

Pat Shutts is a retreat leader, program presenter, and spiritual guide. She has training in bereavement ministry and holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies. Pat brings her gifts of creativity, compassionate listening, and trust in the Spirit’s work in all of life.

Missy Isely-Poltrock is a Carthage College graduate and a member  of the Lemon Street Gallery in Kenosha. She has had art pieces in shows such as the Anderson Arts Winter Juried Show, Watercolor Wisconsin, and Artful Women.

Steve Rys is a graduate of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied Eastern and Western painting methods. He has been teaching art programs for over 20 years, including at the Racine Art Museum and the Peninsula School of Art in Door County.

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Day of Celebration Through Creative Renewal

$15.00 deposit required

Awakening Conference- Friday-Saturday

$55.00 deposit required

Awakening Conference-Weekend Option (Sat & Sun)

$55.00 deposit required

Awakening- Full Conference (Fri-Sun)

$55.00 deposit required
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